Nokia has officially announced its new flagship Windows Phone, the aluminium-bodied Lumia 925, bringing to an end months of speculation about the handset codenamed Catwalk.
The sleek metal body makes the Lumia 925 slimmer and considerably lighter than the current Lumia 920 flagship, while a series of camera improvements head up the benefits on the inside.
Rumours about the Catwalk have been doing the rounds for months now, and for the most part were bang on the money, with the Lumia 925 ticking most of the expected boxes when it was unveiled at this morning's London launch event.
However, the other device we were hoping to hear something about, the rumoured EOS high-spec camera phone, didn't materialise at all. The closest we got was Nokia's Smart Camera software, which throws some fancy imaging features at the Lumia 925 and will also make its way to other Lumia devices as part of an Amber update package in Q3.
But back to the Lumia 925. Its aluminium casing brings the handset down to just 8.5mm thick (versus the Lumia 920's 10.7mm), and more importantly slashes the overall weight from 185g to 139g – a massive difference.
The chassis isn't all aluminium, though – a polycarbonate rear panel has been retained, available in black, white or grey, which houses the contact points for the wireless charging sleeves which are now a necessity for using the technology with Nokia's new hero.
Like the newly announced US-only Lumia 928, the Lumia 925 sees Nokia move from LCD to OLED on the display front, but otherwise the specs are largely unchanged from the Lumia 920.
The camera is one of the few exceptions, with Nokia having added a sixth lens element to the f/2.0 optics array for better sharpness in low light conditions.
The sensor itself remains the same 8.7MP PureView unit found on the Lumia 920, but the Smart Camera feature lets you use it in new ways.
Smart Camera takes 10-shot bursts of images, which you can then play around with after the fact. By default, the camera will select what it believes is the Best Shot, but you can also choose options such as Action Shot, which combines moving details from the 10 frames into a single shot, and Motion Focus, which separates the subject from the background and applies blur behind it to emphasize movement.
The Nokia Lumia 925 has been priced pre-taxes and subsidies at €469, and will be available in the UK from next month. Vodafone has already claimed exclusive rights on the all-black 32GB version, but more details will no doubt become clear in time.